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AiryLight by Annelie Berner

Modern living conditions that render the invisible visible takes on new meaning with designer Annelie Berner's AiryLight. This illuminating and interactive project expresses realtime local air quality data through a custom-design lamp's changing light patterns and shadow projections on the ceiling above. Created by Berner as her thesis for New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, the AiryLight creates soft ambiance indoors, while also consistently informing you about the outdoor environment. The dynamic display of information is meant to be visually informative as well as playfully inviting for viewers and home dwellers to discuss, track, and share what they learn about changes in their day-to-day surroundings.
June 14, 2013
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Lunaire Light by Ferréol Babin for Fontana Arte

Inspired by the phenomenon produced by eclipses, the Lunaire wall lamp by French designer Ferréol Babin for Italian company Fontana Arte is the perfect lighting solution for those astronomical areas.
June 14, 2013

Onstage Preview: Lighting Company Cerno

Laguna Beach–based lighting company Cerno is joining Dwell on Design once again. In the panel "As You Light It: Quality of Light Demo," co-founders Bret Englander and Nick Sheridan will chat about using different types of lighting to illuminate a room, dispel myths about LEDs, take us through their latest product launches, and explain what makes them unique.
June 13, 2013
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Mobile Ceiling Light by Mari Isopahkala

The Viikari ceiling light by Helsinki-based designer Mari Isopahkala is literally turning heads.
June 12, 2013
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Site of the Day: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, three-year-old Seattle design studio Ladies and Gentlemen has a small, but covetable collection of objects, jewelry, furniture, and lighting all made in the USA.
May 30, 2013
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Recycled Tube Light by Castor

The Recycled Tube Light by Canadian design studio Castor is a great example of upcycling done right. Using recycled materials—burnt-out fluorescent tube lights—in an unexpected, innovative way, it challenges our notions of waste.
May 29, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Woven Lamp and Accessory Design

The contemporary design scene is rife with reclaimed-timber furniture and reawakened cottage industries. Now weaving is about to have its moment in the spotlight.
May 22, 2013
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Furniture Focus: Dwell on Design 2013

Every summer, Dwell on Design hosts regional, national, and international designers who show off their wares and demonstrate their unique processes. In June 2013, we'll showcase home goods and furniture from Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand, the States and beyond—a few examples of which we'd like to share here. Tickets and information can be found here.
May 21, 2013
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Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss-crossed the island to cover it all. Saturday, we pounded the pavement in NoHo to scope out the goods on view as part of the 4-day Noho Design District show curated by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen. The hip downtown neighborhood is a design destination, luring tourists and natives alike interested in getting a sneak peek of what’s to come from young designers. Click through for a look at some of our NDD picks.
May 20, 2013